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Langdell hits back in EA Edge fight

Earlier MCV reported that Tim Langdell’s confrontational use of the Edge trademark may be coming to an end – but now the man himself says this is not so. The Edge Games boss told Develop that the suggestions that EA is closing in on the controversial ‘edge’ trademark are untrue. …

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Modern Warfare brand under threat

Much about the acrimonious split between Infinity Ward founders Jason West and Vince Zampella and publisher Activision remains unknown, but one lawyer has speculated that the inevitable court battle that is on the way could conceivably result in future releases in the Modern Warfare series being vetoed. On Tuesday it …

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US: GameStop investigation

New York General Attorney Andrew Cuomo says he has issued a subpoena to 22 leading online retailers, including GameStop, as part of an investigation into ‘deceptive practices’ which lure buyers into making unwitting purchases. In a statement issued last week, reported yesterday by Kotaku, the Attorney General said that, "when …

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IsoHunt downed by copyright lawyers

Though Christmas day is behind us, IP holders have been given a late festive present with news that another high-profile BitTorrent site – Gary Fung’s IsoHunt – has been closed following a successful prosecution in California. A US District Court judge found that Fung and his site had infringed copyright …

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Nintendo loses Flash card lawsuit

In a blow to its ongoing battle against video game piracy, platform holder Nintendo has lost a lawsuit against a manufacturer of a DS Flash card. Ruling in favour of the Divineo Group, a French judge accused Nintendo of deliberately locking out developers from its range of hardware, adding that …

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Xbox Live class action begins

Abingdon Law, with offices in and around Texas, has posted the outlines of its "investigation" while seeking out barred Xbox Live players hoping for recompense. The firm says Microsoft deliberately timed its recent banning order against owners of modified machines, soon after the sale of some of the year’s biggest …

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